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High Resolution Manometry|
This technique is important in determining the cause of specific gastroesophageal disorders by helping identify issues with esophageal motor function. The device has multiple sensors that go along the entire esophagus therefore, issues with any section can be identified.
Several diseases can effect esophageal function including reflux, achalasia, and esophageal motor disorders.
The test involves placing a 4.3mm probe in the esophagus and having you swallow several times while being monitored. Most times given the experience of our staff testing can be done in less that 10 minutes. In some cases, and especially in the pediatric population this test is performed in the Endoscopy Suite after giving the patient medications to provide some relaxation.
Sometimes the data from your manometry study may not provide enough information for determination of an esophageal disorder. In these scenarios, the Endoflip device maybe useful to help provide more information of your esophageal motor disorder. This test is used to complement conventional testing including manometry and barium swallow.
In comparison to the manometry catheter which is very thin the Endoflip device more mimics solid food as it travels down the esophagus.
EndoFLIP uses a balloon mounted on a thin catheter placed transorally at the time of a sedated endoscopy. In comparison to the traditional diagnostic tests, EndoFLIP offers the additional capability of measuring the cross-sectional area and intraluminal pressure of the esophagus while under distension (as if a solid bolus was present).
The information we collect from this will be used by our team to determine what treatments will most fix your needs.